Island Issues

Sexual Assault on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island’s rate of sexual assault is not different from other places (sadly) but we’ll talk with island experts to learn about the problem and what resources are available.  ...Read more

What’s up with Hawaii Island’s volcanoes? Tina Neal, Scientist in Charge, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist in Charge, Tina Neal, updates us on why HVO raised the threat level of Mauna Loa (no eruption is imminent), the current Kilauea eruption, and what she and the ...Read more

Hawaii Island Energy Coop and Kaua’i Island Utility Coop,Part 2

Marco Manglesdorf of the proposed Hawaii Island Energy Coop and David Bissell, CEO of the Kaua’i Island Utility Coop and host Sherry Bracken complete the conversation which began September ...Read more

Hawaii Island Energy Coop and Kaua’i Island Utility Coop

In the face of the possible purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries, some think an energy cooperative on Hawaii Island is one alternative.  We talk with Marco Manglesdorf of the proposed Hawaii ...Read more

US Senator Brian Schatz

We talked with Sen. Brian Schatz Thursday, September 3 at Hilo’s Nani Mau Botanical Gardens to get the update on how he’s approaching his job and ask him about issues pressing to Hawaii ...Read more

Two Oregon Humane Societies

Dean Cox, Director of The Columbia Humane Society in St. Helen, Oregon — one of the smallest in the state–and David Lyttle of  Oregon Humane Society in Portland, the largest in the ...Read more

Big Island Dog Rescue and KARES

Tasi Autele of Big Island Dog Rescue and Debbie Cravatta of KARES (Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service) talk about shipping animals to the mainland for adoption, spaying and neutering, ...Read more

Hawaii Island Humane Society

This 42-minute talk story (longer than usual) is about the critical work on this island of dealing with unwanted pets and what Hawaii Island Humane Society is doing, with Executive Director Donna ...Read more

Homelessness Part 2

We air “the rest of the story” with Mayor Kenoi’s  Homeless Task Force Chair Clarysse Nunokawa, Brandee Menino of HOPE Services Hawaii, and Hawaii County Police Officer Kui ...Read more

Homelessness – Part 1

Hawaii County’s homeless population has shot up.  We’ll talk with Clarysse Nunokawa of Mayor Kenoi’s Homeless Task Force;  Brandy Menino, CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii which ...Read more